Colorado State University

Note:

We cannot respond to requests for legal assistance made by e-mail or by the web form on our contact page. If you, as a CSU student, are in need of legal information or assistance, please bring your student ID to Room 284 of the Lory Student Center to make an appointment.

Roommate Issues

When selecting a roommate, consider legal, financial and personal factors that may affect all members of the household.

You may want to sign a roommate agreement because most leases that are signed by more than one roommate provide for "joint and several liability." This means that each tenant signing the lease is responsible for the full amount of rent due under the lease.

A roommate agreement to share the rent does not compromise the landlord's claim for full rent against any tenant, but it's a good idea to put your roommate understanding in writing. For more information, and suggestions for when your roommate skips town, click here.


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